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Sometimes when I import graphics (eps. or tiff. files) they look pixelated and are impossible to work with. What have I done wrong?...

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    Default InDesign imported graphic files become pixelated

    Sometimes when I import graphics (eps. or tiff. files) they look pixelated and are impossible to work with. What have I done wrong?
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    Diane_Solomon@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: InDesign imported graphic files become pixelated

    Do you have the view setting at high res?

    Bob

    Bob_Levine Guest

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    Default Re: InDesign imported graphic files become pixelated

    You could set your View > Display Performance to High Quality. The program will read the high res or vector info directly for a pretty onscreen display. You could select the graphic, right-click on it and choose Display Performance > High Quality Display ... just for the individual graphic, and not for the rest of the art on the page.

    Also, you could, while File > Place-ing the EPS file that may have a really poor-looking image header, or no preview at all, click on Show Import Options, and then when the next dialog box shows up, you could choose "Rasterize the PostScript", and this will force Indy to create a good-looking image header based on the vector info in the EPS file. Again, the onscreen display is superior.

    Mike Witherell in Washington DC
    mikewitherell_at_jetsetcom_dot_net Guest

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    Cool Re: InDesign imported graphic files become pixelated

    If your images are pixelated, they are not properly linked to the original image file. What you are looking at is a low res thumbnail. Looks great on the screen because it is a 72 dpi thumbnail (what is viewable on the screen).

    On print, it needs much higher res (200 + is ideal)

    The other option would be to embed your images. The file size will be much larger.

    If I had to put money on it, it is most likely this.
    duceyco Guest

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    Default Re: InDesign imported graphic files become pixelated

    It isn't because they have not been imported or placed. Importing still with the links are still pixelated. It does this to save memory and be faster. It will print the right resolution however. If you right click on the image and display performance - high, it will be the right resolution.
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